an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators

Paper books!

One of the pieces of news I have been waiting on for our pre-order transitions is whether or not we would get a press date in Spring, and happily I just heard that our beautiful paper is just 12 weeks out now, and that means we can have a slot on the press in early April. Our print job has been flat-out impossible since the pandemic began, so this is fantastic news.

Even though we are back at the goal line I am still going to make a concerted effort to get everyone who needs personal email updates on my progress to accept an exchange or a refund for their pre-orders, because my time and energy is needed for the work. If you are getting these updates in your email, then we are in touch.

If my regular updates are not enough, then I will be asking you to close your reservation, and purchase our books commercially when they are printed. Please be patient during December – I am putting a lot of stuff together right now, and it will absolutely take me the rest of the month. I can’t say it more clearly than that.

I’m excited about the news on our paper, and I am so grateful to everyone who supports this project and the human beings behind it. It’s been a lot of work and it is all worth it. Hugs to you all, and I wish you a safe and gentle holiday season.

(I’ll put our Foolproof Kaleidocycle pattern up here for free to all as soon as all of my images are done – I’m photographing the final assembly now.)

About katemckinnon

Kate McKinnon has devoted herself to the study of how things are done, and how they could be done better.

23 comments on “Paper books!

  1. Fiona Beresford
    December 30, 2021

    Great news about the paper books! Do appreciate your updates, and please don’t be concerned, we are happy to patiently wait. Many thanks for all your hard work. Wishing you a calm and contented New Year

    December 28, 2021

    Thank you for all the updates. It’s a crazy time and I appreciate your efforts.

  3. Jennifer Halloran
    December 27, 2021

    Wonderful news, Kate! Wishing you a happy and safe New Year!!

  4. Lea Worcester
    December 23, 2021

    Wonderful news! Happy High Holidays to you and your talented elves!

  5. Jamie Welles
    December 23, 2021

    May the universe bless you and the team on coming to another milestone on your journey of discovery. I and many others truly appreciate your dedication and passion.

    Merry Christmas, happy holidays and cheers to a wonder filled new year.

    With love,

  6. Cheryl McChesney
    December 23, 2021

    Happy holidays Kate
    I always look forward to your commentaries !
    I know it must be exhausting work And appreciate the effort that you put in.
    You are an amazing gift To all of us beaders.

  7. Denny
    December 23, 2021

    May your Christmas be peaceful.

  8. Claudia+White
    December 23, 2021

    Wonderful! It shows what perseverance and positive being can do. What a great way to end this year and begin the next. Can’t wait!

  9. Lisa Brenner
    December 23, 2021

    What great news! You and your team’s huge undertaking is appreciated.

    Have a Merry Christmas and here’s to a new year. Wishing you and yours a peaceful, healthy and creative 2022.

  10. April Ann Smith
    December 23, 2021

    Kate, I am SO excited for you!!! What and incredible journey. That story in itself, with the ups and downs and all that has happened along the way is worth a book on its own. I know it will be hard but I hope you take some time for yourself this month and I hope you have a GIGANTIC party when this is all ‘done’. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  11. katemckinnon
    December 23, 2021

    Thanks all. I need to get everything on the press I can in this little window where I have the paper and ink, because I don’t think the moment is going to last. I am so happy to have this chance.

  12. Sandra Toney
    December 23, 2021

    What a great Christmas present for you to get a paper date in April. Congratulations. I’m patiently waiting for the foolproof kaleidoscope patterns and bead kits. Happy holidays to everyone there.

  13. Friderike Strassmann
    December 23, 2021

    Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr, meaning merry Christmas and a “good slide” into the new year, is what i would like to wish to you and the team. Thanks a lot for your work ! (if i could add an emoji, i would choose a little sun)

  14. Leslie Goldstein
    December 22, 2021

    That is great news! Something good to look forward to in 2022. Wishing all a better and healthier New Year.

    Sent from my iPhone


  15. Anne Thomas
    December 22, 2021

    This is wonderful news. Happy holidays to you and the whole team. Your work has been a bright spot for me in these nearly two years of pandemic and fear. Thank you. I can’t be clearer than that! Thank you.

  16. Joanne B Thomas
    December 22, 2021

    Happy Holidays to you and your team. 🎉🎉🎉🎄🎄🎄

  17. Sarah Beardslee
    December 22, 2021

    Yay! Doing a happy dance for you! So looking forward to seeing all of it, and thanks for all the hard work and time you’re putting into it. Please know how much it’s appreciated. Hope you have a lovely holiday season, and try and have some downtime to breathe.

  18. Kathee Colman
    December 22, 2021

    Kate, you rock! Believe me, everyone following this magnificent project know just how hard you have worked and are working. It’s hard enough in normal times, but the last 18 months?!? You are fabulous and so is your team.

  19. Lynn M. Kordus
    December 22, 2021

    Congratulations on the press date!!!

  20. Christi Bell
    December 22, 2021

    YAY YAY YAY!!!
    You’re wonderful Kate. Have a healthy Christmas and New Year!

  21. Marty
    December 22, 2021

    Please know that all of you are doing a wonderful job at a very difficult time with so much grace and kindness. Stay healthy and strong. Thank you.

    • Lynn M. Kordus
      December 22, 2021

      Merry Christmas!!!

  22. Fiona White
    December 22, 2021

    That’s great news, Kate. I hope that you and the entire team have a wonderful, safe and happy Christmas.

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